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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Footswitches

Not too long ago I opted to build a footswitch for my Peavey Valveking instead of coughing up $45 for the factory model. No special electronics involved, just switches, LEDs, a 1/4" stereo jack, 1/4" stereo cable, and an aluminum project box from Radio Shack.

Then I noticed a lot of other amps have a footswitch that turns the reverb on/off in lieu of the gain boost that the Valveking has, and then I wanted to have that option too. So I built a switch just for that. Like the other footswitch it's real simple; a switch, RCA jacks, and a plastic project box from Radio Shack. Unfortunately a LED wasn't in the plan since it would require a battery to work.

Building these prove to be a nice escape from life and let me work on my painting skills. Eventually I'll order a proper enclosure and put everything in one box.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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Re: Custom Footswitches

Very cool. Now time to build an effects pedal.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Custom Footswitches

Originally Posted by LonePhantom View Post
Very cool. Now time to build an effects pedal.
I think I might try modifying my TS9 before building one from scratch. On the other hand my cousin wants me to build him a true bypass pedal for the effects loop on his Laney.
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